Nikon Small World competition winners | Human neurons to embryonic gecko hands

The Nikon Small World competition brings microscopic photography into focus. These images celebrate the unbelievable clarity of photographs taken through a light microscope.

Alison Pollack

Above: Embryonic hand of a Madagascar giant day gecko by Grigorii Timin & Dr Michel Milinkovitch

Alison Pollack

Lamproderma (slime mould) by Alison Pollack

Fly under chin of beetle Murat Öztürk

A fly under the chin of a tiger beetle by Murat Öztürk

Caleb Dawson alveoli Nikon Small World

Breast tissue showing contractile myoepithelial cells wrapped around milk-producing alveoli by Dr Caleb Dawson

Blood vessel networks in the intestine of an adult mouse Satu Paavonsalo Nikon Small World

Blood vessel networks in the intestine of an adult mouse by Satu Paavonsalo & Dr Sinem Karaman

A long-bodied daddy long legs spider Nikon Small World

A long-bodied daddy long legs spider by Dr Andrew Posselt

Unburned particles of carbon released when the hydrocarbon chain of candle wax breaks down Nikon Small World

Unburned particles of carbon released when the hydrocarbon chain of candle wax breaks down by Ole Bielfeld

Human neurons derived from neural stem cells Nikon Small World

Human neurons derived from neural stem cells by Dr Jianqun Gao & Prof Glenda Halliday

The growing tip of a red algae Nikon Small World

The growing tip of red algae by Dr Nathanaël Prunet

A liquid crystal mixture Nikon Small World Marek Sutkowski

A liquid crystal mixture by Marek Sutkowski

Moth eggs Ye Fei Zhang Nikon Small World

Moth eggs by Ye Fei Zhang

A fluorescent single coral polyp Nikon Small World Brett M. Lewis

A fluorescent single coral polyp by Brett M. Lewis

Agatised dinosaur bone Nikon Small World Randy Fullbright

Agatised dinosaur bone by Randy Fullbright

Differentiated cultured mouse myoblasts with lysosomes Nikon Small World Nadia Efimova

Differentiated cultured mouse myoblasts with lysosomes by Nadia Efimova

Cross sections of normal human colon epithelial crypts Nikon Small World Dr Ziad El-Zaatari

Cross sections of normal human colon epithelial crypts by Dr Ziad El-Zaatari

A longitudinal section through a white asparagus shoot tip Nikon Small World

A longitudinal section through a white asparagus shoot tip by Dr Olivier Leroux

A tail fin of a zebrafish larva with peripheral nerves and extracellular matrix Nikon Small World Dr Daniel Wehner & Julia Kolb

A tail fin of a zebrafish larva with peripheral nerves and extracellular matrix by Dr Daniel Wehner & Julia Kolb

A network of white blood cells of an adult zebrafish Nikon Small World

A network of white blood cells of an adult zebrafish by Dr Julien Resseguier

A bacterial biofilm on a human tongue cell Nikon Small World by Dr Tagide deCarvalho

A bacterial biofilm on a human tongue cell by Dr Tagide deCarvalho

Human heart cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells Nikon Small World Hui Lin & Dr Kim McBride

Human heart cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells by Hui Lin & Dr Kim McBride


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